The Lusophonic Disappointment of Sciongrad is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, anti-smoking policies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.436 billion Scionites love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Villa Real. The average income tax rate is 78.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but inefficient Scionite economy, worth 312 trillion Shields a year, is driven entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 48,487 Shields, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, the Elk is a protected species, and recent protests against birds flying too low have resulted in bloodshed. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Sciongrad's national animal is the Elk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Cult of the Clove.
Most Recent Government Activity: 10 hours ago
- 2 days 6 hours ago: Sciongrad was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 10%).
- 2 days 7 hours ago: Sciongrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- 3 days 8 hours ago: Sciongrad voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Nuclear Arms Possession Act"".
- 7 days ago: Sciongrad voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "On Genetically Modified Foods"".
- 10 days ago: Sciongrad endorsed The Diplomatic Immunity of Bears Armed Mission.
- 14 days ago: Sciongrad voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Suppress International Piracy"".
- 15 days ago: Sciongrad was endorsed by The Zetetic Abyssosuzerainty of The Dark Star Republic.
- 18 days ago: Sciongrad was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Malabra.
- 21 days ago: Sciongrad voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom of Marriage Act"".
- 22 days ago: Sciongrad was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Crime Rates.